In case you hadn't heard, CRT
sets are on their way out
, and LCD is the display technology that will replace them in popularity. According to to market research firm Displaybank
, the LCD portion of TV shipments will grow from 38% this year to 66% by 2015. By our math, that's close to 2-out-of-3. Chalk that growth up to a blanketing of the market -- LCD already has the less than 50-inch market pretty well sewn up, and is already making inroads to larger sizes. We love us our plasma (even at less than 50-inch sizes), but on the showroom floor LCD's are compelling for many consumers. No matter how you slice it, consumers are going to benefit -- put the Displaybank numbers against DisplaySearch numbers
on market value for LCD's, and you can see that LCD prices are going to come down even further.